I love saving money, but I also love buying a lot of things. It’s a little bit of a challenge to balance both of these loves, but at moments like this, I think I might have it figured out. Like, yes my bank account is crying, but not because I bought any of these clothes – it’s just in a general state of economic depression, to be completely honest. This being said, I am very proud of myself for finding all of these budget friendly items and I am so excited to share them all with you today, along with some of my tips for cash saving shopping. Here is my everything under $20 clothing haul!
$3 Off-the-Shoulder Top from The Power of Facebook
This is an age old trick that I literally did not take advantage of up until this past semester: shopping your friends’ closets. Or, technically, shop your Facebook friends’ closets. Someone from my college created a closed group where people post clothes, books, furniture, etc. that they desperately need out of their life and allow online shopaholics to buy from them for a low, low (or sometimes very high) cost. One of my actual offline friends posted this and I snatched it up real quick without a single regret. I love showing off my shoulders, so it’s a total win for me!
$3 Floral Romper from The Power of Facebook
I picked this up from the same Facebook seller. Funny story, my friend came across it about five minutes after I saw it and was about to message me to tell me to buy it, but I already had. I love the bell sleeves and I’m always a sucker for floral print. The dark color and slight plunge to the neckline makes it the perfect party romper, so I wore it to my school’s zoo formal and danced the night away in it!
$8 Lace Dress from TJ Maxx
I consider this to be a rare TJ Maxx find – like an ultra rare 1995 Pikachu Pokemon card, except I found it for only $8 instead of $800. Originally, I was trying to shop the Women’s section, but pretty much everything I put on looked like I was a little kid trying on my mom’s clothes. Plus, the prices were a little steep. Then I checked out the sales rack, which mainly included t-shirts and sweaters, which would have been fine if I weren’t on the hunt for a semi-formal dress. Then, I saw this in the Junior’s clearance section! A beacon of white light, covered in lace, and cinched in at the waist. Check my Instagram to see it in it’s true glory, matched with my super hot graduation robes!
$16.99 Floral Romper from Ross
Ross is like TJ Maxx for people too broke or too abnormally sized to shop at actual TJ Maxx. At TJ Maxx I kept running into brands I had heard of before, like Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. The brands at Ross were so unmemorable, that I actually don’t know who made this romper. Ross has a large selection of almost everything (the Petite Women’s section was terrible) and the prices are A1! I found this baby in the Junior’s section and was immediately attracted to all of the wrapping and tying action it had on. Yes, it’s a little fussy to put on, but it looks great once it is on!
$17.99 Sandals from Ross
I’m not really a sandal fanatic, especially now that I have to wear a compression sock for 12 hours a day (yes, that’s why I have one beige leg), but I’ve wanted a pair of sandals in this style since last summer. I originally was just on the hunt for some black heels when I came across a pair of blue denim sandals in this style at TJ Maxx, who does not carry many shoes sized for my baby feet. Then I left and went to Ross where I came across this pair in black, plus about 40 other shoes made for feet like mine! I bought them and immediately ran back to TJ Maxx to return the denim pair. No regrets!
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